By encouraging and supporting your
child, you are showing you place a high priority on his/her learning,
participation progress and behaviour at school.
Support your child by:
special events at school
· knowing school
rules, expectations, discipline policies, and grading practices
newsletters, agendas and notes from the teacher
in parent-teacher interviews
· talking with
your child about school, his/her interests and friends
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP)
The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (commonly known as FOIP) is
provincial legislation that applies to government departments and agencies, and local
public bodies such as school districts. In a school setting, the privacy of students and
parents is protected by this Act. Schools must follow rules in the collection, use, protection
and disclosure of personal information. If you would like more information on what this means for parents and students, please visit our FOIP page.
School Councils provide advice and
assistance to school principals and trustees regarding educational issues.
Involvement on these councils includes:
· focusing on
· serving as a
liaison between parents, the school, and community groups
resources such as speakers and volunteers
information and sharing experiences
· supporting the
goals and objectives of the school
Please lend a hand at your child's
school! There are many different ways you can help out. For more information, contact your child's school.
Input from parents and the community
assists the Board in making decisions that ensure students are provided with the
best possible education.
Involvement at the Division level can include:
public Board meetings
· filling in
public opinion polls and surveys
trustees with ideas and concerns
board policies and reading board minutes
· keeping up to
date on local issues such as elections, government policies and teacher
Help Your Child Achieve
Success at school begins at home. You
are the first and most important teacher your child will ever have. As a parent,
you can help stimulate your child's enthusiasm for learning.
Help your young
child get off on the right foot:
· Children who
get plenty of sleep are more ready to learn. Ten to 12 hours is recommended for
four to six-year-olds.
· A well-balanced
diet, including breakfast, is important to learning.
should dress appropriately for different kinds of weather.
· Help your
child look forward to school.
· Talk with your
child about school activities and routines. Become familiar with school rules
and discuss them with your child. Your attitude and actions will help determine
how your child feels about school.
Family Accident Reimbursement Plan
Our insurance partner, iA Financial Group, is now offering a new comprehensive accident insurance plan with a critical illness component designed for the whole family.
The Family Accident Reimbursement Plan is ideal for supplementing costs not covered by your provincial health insurance or existing employer extended health and dental plans. Regardless of the size of your family, all eligible family members – one adult, one spouse and any number of dependent children – can be insured under the one low monthly rate of $39.95.
Your coverage also includes a critical illness component, which pays out a lump-sum amount if any of the covered individuals are diagnosed with one of the covered conditions. Plus, the money can be spent however you need. Use it to pay medical expenses, take care of bills or cover income lost due to recovery. That's one less thing to worry about while you, or someone in your family, recovers from a serious illness.
To apply for the Family Accident Reimbursement Plan or to find out more, visit solutionsinsurance.com/mercer
Alberta Education myPass
myPass is a service from Alberta Education that is a secure self-service site for students to:
- View and print diploma exam results
- Order high school transcripts
- View progress towards a diploma or certificate
- A number of other services
After they register, this site provides students access to information about their education.